John Hersey, Rolling Meadows and Wheeling high school students brought home medals after competing at the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America state competition. Students demonstrated family and consumer sciences skills, career skills, and interpersonal skills through various competitive events.
The group is a national organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
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Students receiving gold medals earned a 90 percent or better in their category, and students receiving a silver medal earned at least 70 percent in their category. All participants placed in the top three in the state.
John Hersey High School students participating in proficiency events and winning recognition are: Kristina Tajiri, Cookie (Gold Medal); Gabby Slonke, Preschool Lesson (Gold Medal); Christine Chang and Amy Chou, Children's Literature presentation (Silver Medal); Karina Gelabert and Jaclyn Stassen, Children's Literature Presentation (Gold Medal) perfect score and most outstanding in their category; and Mary Coakley, Recycle and Redesign (Silver Medal).
Rolling Meadows High School students that received recognition for their proficiency events include: Caroline Schliep, Relish Tray (Gold Medal); Emily Drake, Decorated Cookie (Gold Medal); Abby Spiwak, Preschool Lesson (Gold Medal); Gabi Jejdrzewska, Decorated Cookie (Silver Medal); Christina Koch, Decorated Cookie (Silver Medal); Klaudia Nieckarz, Ashley Bucolt, Alexandra Gueli, International Display (Silver Medals).
The following Wheeling High School students competed and won recognition: Faye Tsogas, Fashion Design (Silver Medal); Rosa Tejeda and Amor Leal, Fashion Construction (Gold Medals); Erin Kron, Fashion Construction (Gold medal); Colleen Keefe and Wiktoria Rzeszowska, Preschool Lesson Plan (Gold Medals).